5 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Carb Intake - Banner

Watch what you drink

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Sugary drinks are high in carbs and sugar. Even seemingly healthy drinks like fruit juices contain as much, if not more sugar than a can of soft drink - both contain around 20-26 grams of sugar per cup. A good rule, according to WHO, is to consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar (about six teaspoons) a day.

Tip: Sip on XCarb instead —  a refreshing raspberry grape drink that helps block carb and reduce carb ingestion.

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Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Go for brown rice instead of white rice, and whole wheat bread instead of white so you get the proper nutrition you need and crowd out the extra calories and sugar that are found in simple carbohydrates. The key is choosing the right carbs — not avoiding them completely.

Tip: Or if you could use a little back-up, take Platinum2 to block carb and sugar absorption so you can still pig out on your favourite foods.

Load up on healthy fats

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Stay satiated by filling up on healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, seeds and oils (such as coconut, olive and walnut oils). Choose fats that not only add flavour but give you stable energy for the day ahead.

Tip: Take Coconut Oil Extract, which comes in a yummy, conveniently-packed powder to prolong satiety (and burn fats at the same time)!

Pack on the Protein

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Opt for protein-rich foods such as eggs, beans, tofu and chicken which keep you full between meals so you’re less likely to snack. These foods also help boost metabolism and maintain healthy blood sugar levels after eating so you can avoid slipping into a post lunch "food coma".

Tip: Pair it with Xndo Zero Rice or Noodles for a healthy, wholesome meal that doesn't break through your daily calorie limit.

Mind your condiments

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You might not realise it, but your favourite condiments like ketchup have a fair amount of carbs thanks to their sugar content. A tablespoon of ketchup has around 4 grams (around 1 tablespoon) of sugar and how many of us actually stop at just one serving size? Ditch the ketchup and go for healthier alternatives such as mustard and flavoured vinegar because every calorie adds up!